Of the three most important social media apps available — Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — the latter is by far the best. Not only does it give us the peace of mind that Facebook can no longer deliver (too many people addicted to being offended by absolutely everything), it comparatively eliminates the popularity contest of Twitter (verification is so very "we wear pink on Wednesdays"). Instagram's beauty is in its simplicity. Neither fuss nor muss. Just a tranquil stream of images to peruse. Instagram's new app, Layout, will make said stream even prettier.
While others among the 7x7 editorial team instantly deleted an email this morning with the subject line, "So You Think You Can Lap Dance?" I, for one, saw promise. Turns out, the attention-grabbing one-liner is also a new monthly event at PianoFight in the Tenderloin.
Although the official premiere of HBO's wildly popular Games of Thrones happens on April 12, tonight San Francisco gets an early peek. The season 5 premiere party will happen tonight in SF, with the hopes of wooing our city's tech ilk and geek populace. Smart move, Home Box Office. Fans of the show should head over to the War Memorial Opera House at once to see producers and stars of the fantasy drama IRL. Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage — they'll all be there.
Last year, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), the San Francisco Planning Department, and the Knight Foundation invited San Franciscans to dream up innovative ideas to turn Market Street, from Van Ness to Embarcadero, into a better place for us denizens to connect. Enter the Market Street Prototyping Festival.
We here at 7x7 are inundated with requests to publish images of radical new tech offices. But one thing we find decidedly unradical about most of these workplaces is ye olde ubiquitous ping-pong table. Like the male bun, it is so last year. It's time for your tech company to burn some of that sweet VC funding on a new signifier of the modern office. Here are a few ideas that spring to mind.
The fine folks at Ben & Jerry's (who, among other beatific acts, shove solid cores of caramel into their ice cream pints) are known for their earthy ways. Take climate change, for example: They want to do something about it. So, the brand introduced a shiny new Tesla Model S "ice cream truck" in New York this week as part of its “Save Our Swirled” climate change tour.
Close that Sprig app, call some friends, and make a gastronomic date at one of these choice spots.
Prolific and popular tweeter, noted burrito champion, and brander of the La Lengua neighborhood (the flat, southern-most section of the Mission between 24th and 30th Streets), Burrito Justice is who you should be reading for updates on the San Francisco lifestyle, maps, burrito tête-à-têtes, and more. Before catching him in person at the "Bikes to Books" poster event at Bender's on Thursday night, get to know him a wee bit better.
Seeing as how the pickling revolution is well underway, you might as well make and serve the best. San Francisco's Super Duper Burger prepares more than 100 pounds of pickled cucumbers per day, in house. Whew. The recipe comes from chef Jose Garcia. Make a bunch and serve them atop burgers and more.
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